We all know the value of companionship, and for many people, particularly the elderly, that companionship can come in the form of a pet. But as we get older, circumstances sometimes intervene. The author of this article tells the story of her grandmother entering a nursing home where pets aren’t allowed. Fortunately for her, Hasbro has launched a line of commercially available “pets” — Joy For All Companion Pet [robots] for under $100. What do you think? Can a robot replace your cat?